ccess the Faces of Abnormal Psychology website. (For best results, use the High Resolution, Low Speed link there.) There, you will see twelve different disorders listed. For this module, view the following disorders:
Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
After clicking a disorder, click the Diagnostic Overview tab in the left column. This will cover the major diagnostic features of the disorder. After that, click the DSM-5 Features tab. You can then go though the Case History, Interview, and Treatment sections on the website. Finally, in the Assessment section, you can complete an optional multiple-choice quiz. You have to write a case report for each case study. You should use the format provided on the web page. There is a sample report that you can also view by clicking the link in the upper-right corner.The format for the sample report is as follows:Your Name Instructor’s Name Class/Section NumberBackground
Outline the major symptoms of this disorder.
Briefly outline the client’s background (age, race, occupations, etc.).
Describe any factors in the client’s background that might predispose him or her to this disorder.
Describe any symptoms that you have observed that support the diagnosis. You can include direct quotes or behaviors that you may have observed.
Describe any symptoms or behaviors that are inconsistent with the diagnosis.
Provide any information that you have about the development of this disorder.
Did you observe any evidence of general medical conditions that might contribute to the development of this disorder?
Did you observe any evidence of psychosocial and environmental problems that might contribute to this disorder?
As per your observations, what is the client’s overall level of safety regarding potential harm to self or others (suicidality or homicidality)?
What cross-cultural issues, if any, affect the differential diagnosis?
In your opinion, what are the appropriate short-term goals of this intervention?
In your opinion, what are the appropriate long-term goals of this intervention?
Which therapeutic strategy seems the most appropriate in this case? Why?
Which therapeutic modality seems the most appropriate in this case? Why?
Conduct a search for recent (within the last 5 years) research focused on the application of clinical systems. The research should provide evidence to support the use of one type of clinical system to improve outcomes and/or efficiencies, such as “the use of personal health records or portals to support patients newly diagnosed with diabetes.”
Identify and select 5 peer-reviewed articles from your research.
The Assignment: (4-5 pages)
In a 4- to 5-page paper, synthesize the peer-reviewed research you reviewed. Be sure to address the following:
Identify the 5 peer-reviewed articles you reviewed, citing each in APA format.
Summarize each study, explaining the improvement to outcomes, efficiencies, and lessons learned from the application of the clinical system each peer-reviewed article described. Be specific and provide examples.
Case Study 1: Isaac is a fifty-nine-year-old man. Several months ago, he noticed a slight tremor in his hands. He assumed this to be a normal consequence of aging. The tremor, however, gradually worsened, along with some muscular stiffness and slowness in initiating movement. The tremor was more pronounced when he was not voluntarily moving. Isaac was referred to a neurologist, who diagnosed him with Parkinson’s disease. After visiting the neurologist, Isaac and his family ask you to further explain this disorder. Isaac also asks about L-dopa as a treatment—the neurologist had mentioned L-dopa as an effective medication but had instead prescribed selegiline:
What are the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?
What are the possible causes? Be sure to discuss both hereditary and environmental factors thought to contribute to this disease.
What parts of the brain does this disease affect?
Why do you think the neurologist prescribed selegiline instead of L-dopa?
Case Study 2: Sabrina is a twenty-seven-year-old woman who recently underwent a corpus callosotomy. Initially after surgery, when given a verbal command, Sabrina demonstrated marked apraxia of the left hand. However, the extent of this issue diminished over time. Answer the following questions about this client:
What disorder was most likely being treated by this operation, and how is the surgery performed?
In what way is the surgery expected to help Sabrina?
What are the risks and benefits of the surgery? Compare these to the risks and benefits of an alternative treatment. If the decision were yours, which would you recommend? Explain your decision.
What was the cause of the apraxia?
What does the reduction in apraxia symptoms tell us about hemispheric specialization?
Please answer the following questions. Please be sure to write 3 full paragraphs for each question and 3 references on this main post. Be sure to post on two other students and include a reference. Your references must be in proper APA style.
1. Describe at least 3 nursing care delivery models.
2. Describe communication strategies for effective interprofessional teams.
3. Describe the behaviors that are important to demonstrate when working within a team to enhance teamwork and collaboration in the context of quality and safety.
Select a medication used in evidence-based treatment guidelines for the condition chosen in the first discussion question.(condition chosen is Pathophysiology of Bacterial Infection of The Central Nervous System) Share the mechanism of action of this medication and hints for monitoring, side effects, and drug interactions of which one should be aware. Make sure that you select a different medication than your peers. Include the name of the medication in the subject line so that the medications can be followed. Include your references in APA style. 250 words
For this Assignment, start by selecting one of the case studies (accessible from the Course Resources) and develop a patient portfolio. The goal of the portfolio is to identify a disorder and recommend a plan of action to help the patient manage his or her symptoms and change behavior for therapeutic outcomes.To begin your Assignment, do a search of the Library and the internet. You are also to use course material, but your project should include at least four additional references from the library and/or the internet (your final Assignment must include one library resource). The internet sources you use for the Assignment should be credible. You should not use internet sites such as Wikipedia where anyone can post information or About.com. Your information should be from acceptable psychological or medical societies, such as the National Institute of Health, Web MD, etc.You will address the following areas that are outlined in the patient portfolio document. Part 2 through Part 4 of the patient portfolio should be a minimum of 675 words. All work should be in the student’s own words with quotes used very sparingly. No more than 10% of the work should be direct quotations. Be sure to address each of the issues with the use of several sources in the form of in-text citations to support your answers, and use proper APA format, including Times New Roman 12-point font. For help with APA writing style, please refer to the APA Quick Reference on Course Resources and the Kaplan Writing Center (accessible from your student home page).Using the provided template, as-is, develop the patient’s portfolio by addressing the following: Part1: Background information about the patientProvide background information that includes (a) the patient’s disorder, and (b) a list of the diagnostic criteria that the patient meets listed in the DSM-5 under the diagnostic criteria for the disorder. Part 2:Psychological ApproachSelect a psychological theory from the course textbook (chose either a cognitive or behavioral theory). Refer directly to the textbook or an academic source to explain the theory. After explaining the theory, apply it by discussing how it may explain the development of the case study’s mental illness. (Approximately 225 words) Part 3: Biological ApproachSelect a theory from the biological approach from the course textbook (choose either the genetic or neurological influence). Refer directly to the textbook or an academic source to explain the theory. After explaining the theory, apply it by discussing how it may explain the development of the case study’s mental illness. (Approximately 225 words) Part 4:Sociocultural ApproachSelect a theory from the social and cultural or interpersonal relationship approach from the course textbook. Refer to the textbook or an academic source to explain the theory. After explaining the theory, apply it by discussing how it may explain the development of the case study’s mental illness. (Approximately 225 words) Part 5: Treatment1. Discuss what types of medical approaches (ECT, prescription medications, psychosurgery, or current medical devises) you would recommend for the patient by referring to studies showing its effectiveness in treating the disorder. (Approximately 75 words)2. Compare and contrast the side effects the patient may experience from the selected type of medical approach and support what benefit the treatment has on the brain chemistry or neurotransmitter activity. (Approximately 75 words)3. Discuss psychotherapy options (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, exposure therapy). Explain the chosen therapy and specifically how the patient would benefit from it. (Approximately 100 words)4. Provide both short and long-term goals for the patient’s treatment plan. Include accomplishments or behavioral changes you want to see in the patient. (Approximately 75 words) Part 6: ConclusionDefend which of the approaches can best explain the development (or cause) of the case study’s mental disorder and why your chosen treatment plan would be the most beneficial plan for the patient (biological approach, psychological approach, or sociocultural approach). (Approximately 150 words) Submitting Your AssignmentReferring to the textbook and five additional credible sources, complete the Unit 8 Patient Profile Assignment Template. Complete the document in 4–5 pages (approximately 1200 words), using APA writing style, and save it in a location with your first and last name in the title. When you are ready to submit it, go to the Dropbox.
As you have discovered through this course, nurses are influential members of the community and the political system. Therefore, for the purposes of this assignment you will identify a problem or concern in your community, organization, etc. that has the capacity to be legislated. You will conduct research and state a proposal. Through the legislative process, your proposal for the problem or concern may influence an idea for change into a law.
First, refer to the “How a Bill Becomes a Law” media.
Then, view the “Bill to Law Process” to watch the scenario.
After viewing the scenario, refer to the “Legislative Assignment.” You will need to save the document first in order to use it.
Submit the assignment to the instructor. You also reserve the right to submit your completed proposal to the respective government official. However, this is optional. If you select to submit your proposal as a part of the legislative process, refer to “Find Your Representative” or research the contact information on your own.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.
Counseling professionals from different specializations frequently need to work together to provide effective services to students, families, and individual clients. For the following assignment, select the case of either Ashley or Paul, below, and use the case as a foundation for addressing, in 2–3 pages, the questions that follow.AshleyAshley, a 12-year-old girl, admits to one of her teachers that she feels very depressed. Her mother has recently remarried, and Ashley is having difficulty adjusting to life with her stepfather and his two children. She is not able to concentrate in class or do her homework.PaulPaul, a 32-year-old man, seeks counseling at a community mental health center. He has recently returned from his third deployment to a combat zone. He reports drinking frequently and feeling anxious. Paul’s wife has tried to reassure him that everything is fine, but he is reluctant to leave the house and has missed more than a week of work.Questions
Provide a brief historical perspective of the counseling profession focused on the key philosophies of wellness, resilience, and prevention.
Identify your preferred counseling specialization and describe how the specialization emerged or the profession developed.
Identify another counseling specialization that might work well in collaboration with your preferred specialization, and explain the history of how this other specialization developed.
Analyze how professionals from these two specializations might collaborate to benefit Ashley, Paul, or either of their families.
Describe the role and function of each of the professionals.
Identify the characteristics that make each role unique and make them effective counselors.
Imagine you are leading the team to help this student, family, or individual client. Assess how to ensure good collaboration and communication between the team members both inside an agency or school and with other agencies or organizations. Provide specific examples of strategies to use to illustrate your ideas.
Include references to the professional literature to support your work.